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Whistleblowers

Opportunistic NYPD Leaks: Undermining Public Safety and Community Trust

Nick Malinowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nick Malinowski

The New York City Police Department is a peculiar institution. The city agency appears to be maintaining its record of tasteless behavior, even as it...

Who's Who? The Faces Behind ‘The Fifth Estate' (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment

Infamous the world over, the name Julian Assange has become synonymous with controversy. As the man at the center of DreamWorks’ The Fifth Estat...

The Etiquette of War and Surveillance

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

We've called on an old and knowledgeable friend, Colonel Manners (ret.). His assignment: to answer letters from Americans puzzled by the etiquette, manners, and language of the arcane national security world of Washington.

Chamber of (Con) Commerce

Adam Resnick | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

Any legislator that doesn't admonish the Chamber of Commerce and vehemently oppose their pro-corruption agenda might as well say that they support the corporate looting of the very people that voted them into office.

The Gaping Hole In Raising Revenue

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

All taxpayers, regardless of their political persuasion, should be incensed that their monies that have been siphoned off by fraudsters are not being recovered, despite the fact that the IRS and other agencies have been given the tools to do it.

Report Reveals Worst Laboratory for Animal Welfare Violations

Julia Orr | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Julia Orr

The USDA apparently cares enough to have cited these labs over and over again, expecting at the very least rudimentary animal care, but it is woefully inadequate at fining, inspecting, and citing labs.

HuffPost Hawaii: 'Keep an Eye on NSA, Military'

Jon Letman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

On the day HuffPost Hawaii launched, I had the chance to sit down briefly -- nine minutes, to be exact -- with Honolulu Civil Beat publisher and CEO P...

Letter to an Unknown Whistleblower

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

You will be denounced as a traitor, a defector, a criminal, and your acts called treasonous, even if you're one of the last hopes of the American republic.

Thinking About Whistleblowers: Their Motives Vary -- The Boss' Response Does Not

Robert Maranto | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Robert Maranto

Recently my friend and co-author, Penn State Professor Matthew Woessner, showed the courage to publicly protest his university's unprecedented decision to impose an Orwellian "wellness" program on employees, including a highly detailed, even degrading, questionnaire.

Repression of Whistleblowers: Making It Easier to Attack Syria

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Without whistleblowers, the mainline media outlets are more transfixed than ever with telling the official story. And at a time like this, the official story is all about spinning for war on Syria.

Is Anybody Listening? HSBC Continues to Launder Money for Terrorist Groups Says Whistleblower

Marni Halasa | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Marni Halasa

"The public needs to know that money is still being funneled through HSBC to directly buy guns and bullets to kill our soldiers. Fines are not acceptable. I want a criminal indictment of HSBC executives," [Stern] asserts. "And if I die because of this, my life will have been worthwhile."

Obama's Inaction in Syria (Almost) Makes Me Wish I Had Supported McCain

Laura Merriman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Laura Merriman

If we are to be a great country, we need people like Pt. Manning who will hold our military accountable. Pt. Manning is the type of principled, idealistic person I thought President Obama to be.

Jeffrey Toobin Really, Really, Doesn't Like Edward Snowden

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

Ironically, a number of elite journalists have emerged as among Snowden's harshest detractors and of the brand of investigative journalism practiced, for example, by Glenn Greenwald. But this week Jeffrey Toobin appeared to be positioning himself as the leader of that particular pack.

Ellsberg: Bradley Manning Conviction Is Beginning Of Police State

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Tuesday for handing WikiLeaks a massive cache of sensitive government documents. On Wednesday, ...

The False Choice Between Security and Liberty

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The road forward does not have to be one of either liberty or security. We can take steps to make our national security programs more transparent, accountable, and ultimately more effective.

U.S. Less Hospitable to Whistleblowers Than Country That Poisons Them With Polonium

Jerome Halligan | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Jerome Halligan

When Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who leaked classified information about vast NSA information-gathering capabilities, accepted ...

Amend or Repeal the Espionage Act to Protect Journalists and Whistle-blowers

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Isn't it high time to amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that it can't be used to charge whistle-blowers or journalists with "aiding the enemy"?

When Bad Things Happen at Good Organizations

John Friedman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
John Friedman

I came across a situation -- the details don't matter -- where well-meaning professionals who were faced with a situation they knew was a violation of organizational policies but yet were completely paralyzed into inaction.

Snowden's Father: Obama 'Either Being Misled... Or Intentionally Misleading The American People'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

Lon Snowden, the father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, offered some harsh words for President Obama on Sunday. "I was disappointed in the president'...

Obama's Second Term Feels Like Bush's Fourth

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Obama's slogans -- "change we can believe in" and so on -- sound like empty promises. His lofty rhetoric and certainly his Nobel Peace Prize are insults to educated people everywhere.

We Need A Whistleblower Prize

Radley Balko | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

This Washington Post piece looking at what has happened to several notable government whistleblowers is sobering. The former high-ranking Natio...

North Carolina Takes a Hint and Ag Gag Takes a Hit

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Food Integrity Campaign

Yes, undercover video of abuse and misconduct has an impact on company bottom lines. I get that. But the answer is not having private interests lobby state legislators to help you commit crimes without consequence.

Systematic Deceit from the NSA

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Bea Edwards

There's simply no accountability at the NSA - not for the crimes and not for the cover-up. Not for the deception, and not even for the poor performance.

Welcome to Post-Constitution America

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Even before the Manning trial began, the emerging look of a new America was coming into view. In recent years, weapons, tactics, and techniques developed in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in the war on terror have begun arriving in "the homeland."

I Never Met a Whistleblower I Didn't Like...

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

Domestic spying, secret laws, secret courts and secret judicial rulings are un-American. They go against everything that every soldier who died "for this country" was fighting for. The public's ability to hold their government accounts is only possible if we know what the government is doing.